We all know Russell Westbrook is a triple-double monster. Last season, he was one of the only players in NBA history to average a triple-double for the season. It was spectacular and catapulted him to winning MVP after losing Kevin Durant in free agency (81 of his 100 came after KD left Oklahoma City). This season, he can possibly do it again, which doesn’t sound crazy since he already did it, but is completely unbelievable in today’s era.
Tonight against the Atlanta Hawks, Russ made history again. He became the fourth player in history to notch 100 career triple doubles. He joins legendary names like Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd with the accomplishment.
He did it while chasing down a board late in the fourth quarter and finishing the game with a stat line of 32 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds.
Last season historic run saw Westbrook score 42 triple doubles through 82 games, and while that number is down this season, 21 thus far is nothing to sneeze at.
The Thunder are a total 81-18 when Russ notches a triple double for the game, going 15-5 this season when he does so. It’s in OKC’s best interest for him to keep running up the stats. It’s obvious the team players better when he does.
Oklahoma City is currently 4th in the Western Conference standings.